PUNK NOIR@theBar THE GREAT CROSSOVER

Punk Noir Magazine

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

For one night only, Punk Noir Magazine is having THE CROSSOVER to end all Crossovers. Bringing together some of the best poets on the scene with some of the best crime writers out there!

Keep scrolling to see who will be participating in this landmark event!


Hosted by The Dark Waters Podcast 

N. B Turner @NathanTurner15

N.B. Turner is a writer living in Virginia, remembering and trying to honor his time growing up along the Great Lakes. He’s published short fiction in Hoosier Noir, Shotgun Honey, and Rock and A Hard Place Magazine, as well as poetry in The Daily Drunk and Punk Noir.  You can follow him on Twitter at @NathanTurner15.

Kirstyn Petras @Kirstyn_Petras

Kirstyn Petras is caffeine in a human suit held together by hair spray and a prayer. She currently resides in Texas, though claims home as a combination of New York and Edinburgh.  When not writing she trains contortion and aerial hoop. She is also the co-host of Dark Waters, a literary podcast exploring all that is dark, dreary, and wonderfully twisted.

The Punk Noir Poets & Writers 

Anthony Neil Smith @anthonynsmith

Anthony Neil Smith is the author of numerous crime novels, including the Billy Lafitte series (including YELLOW MEDICINE and HOGDOGGIN’), award-winning ALL THE YOUNG WARRIORS, plus CASTLE DANGER: WOMAN ON ICE, WORM, SLOW BEAR, XXX SHAMUS, and more. He is an English Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University. He likes cheap red wine and Mexican food. His dog is named Herman, and he is a good boy. (RIP Herman)

Alec Cizak @AlecCizak

Alec Cizak is a writer and filmmaker from Indianapolis. His fiction has appeared in several journals and anthologies. He is also the editor of the fiction journal Pulp Modern.

Kristin Garth @lolaandjolie

Kristin Garth is a Pushcart, Rhysling nominated sonneteer and a Best of the Net 2020 finalist.  Her sonnets have stalked journals like Glass, Yes, Five:2:One, Luna Luna and more. She is the author of 20 books of poetry including Candy Cigarette Womanchild Noir (Hedgehog Poetry Press), Flutter Southern Gothic Fever Dream (TwistiT Press), and Girlarium (Fahmidan Journal).  She is the founder of Pink Plastic House a tiny journal and co-founder of Performance Anxiety, an online poetry reading series. Follow her on Twitter:  (@lolaandjolie) and her website kristingarth.com

C. W. Blackwell @CW_Blackwell

C.W. Blackwell was born and raised in Northern California, where he still lives with his wife and two sons. He has been a gas station attendant, a rock musician, and a crime analyst. His passion is to blend poetic narratives and pulp dialogue to create evocative genre fiction. He writes mostly crime fiction and horror. His recent work has appeared in Pulp Modern, Shotgun Honey, Switchblade Magazine, Rock and a Hard Place Magazine, EconoClash Review, Gutter Books, and All Due Respect.

Amy Grech @amy_grech

Amy Grech has sold over 100 stories to various anthologies and magazines including:
A New York State of Fright, Apex Magazine, Dead HarvestFlashes of Hope, Fright Mare, Hell’s Heart, Hell’s Highway, Hell’s Mall, Needle Magazine, Punk Noir Magazine, Scare You To Sleep, Tales from the Canyons of the Damned, Tales from The Lake Vol. 3The One That Got Away, Thriller Magazine, and many others. She is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers who lives in New York. You can connect with Amy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/amy_grech or visit her website: https://www.crimsonscreams.com

M. E Proctor @MEProctor3

M.E. Proctor worked as a communication professional and freelance journalist. After forays into SF, she’s currently working on a series of contemporary detective novels. Her short stories have been published in All Worlds Wayfarer, Bristol Noir, Tilde, Fiction Kitchen Berlin, The Bookends Review, The Blue Nib, Fiction on the Web, and others. She lives in Livingston, Texas. Twitter: @MEProctor3

Jim Towns @jim_towns

Jim Towns is an award-winning filmmaker, artist and writer. He lives in San Pedro CA with his wife and two mysterious cats.

Hector Duarte JR. @Hexpubs

Hector Duarte, Jr is a writer out of Miami, Florida. He is editor at The Flash Fiction Offensive and teaches English at the high school and college levels. He has lectured on crime fiction and led flash fiction workshops at several international conferences. His work has appeared in Shotgun Honey, HorrorSleazeTrash, Spelk Fiction, Just to Watch Them Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash, and many more.

Tia Ja’Nae @Articul8Madness

Tia Ja’nae is the resident satirist as well as another editor with a
corner office at Econoclash Review.  An author, screenwriter, poet,
and playwright, she oversees most of the Quality Cheap Thrills flash
fiction.  Among things she won’t be remembered for are several
independent films and a few albums only her most die hard fans
downloaded from torrent clients.  Her written work of short stories
has appeared in Shotgun Honey Presents Recoil Volume 4, Tough Crime
Stories 2, 45th Parallel’s Journal, as well as Tough Magazine,
Flashback Fiction, Shotgun Honey’s Webzine.  Her upcoming collection
of poems entitled Cunt Classics is due out in 2022 by Uncle B.
Publications and her novel is tentatively peeking it’s head winter
2021.  She is routinely classified by order of your government.

James Lilley @jameslilley1411

James Lilley, 34, father of three. By day an engineer by night a bare knuckle fighter and poet. Currently studying Creative Writing have had work featured in Versification, Black Bough Poetry, The Daily Drunk, Fevers of the Mind Poetry, Spill Words and Splintered Disorder press.  

Mehmet Akgonul @AkgonulMehmet

Mehmet Akgönül is a poet who lives in Ankara, Turkey. He is studying at Hacettepe University Department of History. He worked as an editor  in an online newspaper GazeteHacettepe. His poems were published in Bosphorus Review of Books, The Nonconformist Literary Magazine, The Rye Whiskey Review, Punk Noir Magazine

Scott Cumming @tummidge

Scott Cumming never considered himself to be a writer until recently, but turns out he has some stuff to say. He has been published at The Daily Drunk, Punk Noir Magazine, Bristol Noir, Fevers of the Mind, Versification and Shotgun Honey. Catch up with all his misdemeanours on Twitter

J.P Seabright  @errormessage

JP Seabright is a queer writer living in London. Their work can be found in Babel Tower Notice BoardFugitives & FuturistsFull HouseUntitled Voices and elsewhere. Forthcoming publications this year include: Streetcake, Punk Noir Magazine and Strukturriss

Max Thrax @ThraxMaximilian

Max Thrax lives in Boston. His stories and poetry have appeared in Bristol Noir, Versification, Shotgun Honey, and The Daily Drunk. Find him online at www.maxthrax.com or on Twitter @ThraxMaximilian

HLR @HLRwriter

HLR writes poetry and short prose about living with chronic mental illness, trauma, and grief. Her work has been widely published in print and online. Her debut prosetry collection ‘History of Present Complaint’ is published by Close to the Bone. Her micro-chap ‘Portrait of the Poet as a Hot Mess’ is to be released by Ghost City Press (summer 2021). She lives in north London, where she was born and raised. 

J. Travis Grundon @JtravisGrundon

J. Travis Grundon is the author of more than 500 short stories, including crime fiction published with Alien Buddha Zine, EconoClash Review, First City Books, and many other anthologies and publications. He is the editor of Hoosier Noir Magazine and several anthologies, including Forrest J Ackerman’s Anthology of the Living Dead. His other work includes two years as an editor and columnist for Rudo Can’t Fail: Lucha Libre and Lucha Culture Worldwide and reviews for Life Along The Wabash. He lives in Indiana. 


The Editors 

B F Jones @Fijo_Frenchie


B F Jones is French and lives in the UK. She has flash fiction and poetry in various UK and US online magazines. Her flash fiction collection, The Fabric of Tombstones was released in April 2020 and her poetry chapbook, The Only Sounds Left, is forthcoming. 

Stephen J. Golds @SteveGone58

Stephen J. Golds was born in North London, U.K, but has lived in Japan for most of his adult life. He writes primarily in the noir and dirty realism genres and is the co-editor of Punk Noir Magazine. He enjoys spending time with his daughters, reading books, traveling the world, boxing and listening to old Soul LPs. His novels are  Say Goodbye When I’m Gone, I’ll Pray When I’m Dying, Always the Dead, Poems for Ghosts in Empty Tenement Windows I Thought I Saw Once and the story and poetry collection Love Like Bleeding Out With an Empty Gun in Your Hand.